Roof gardens are blossoming - and developers are cashing in on growing demand during the pandemic

Lockdowns aren't easy for anyone, but for those one in eight UK households who have no access to a shared or private garden, they've been near impossible.

The Brooklyn Home Company designs Passivhaus in Brooklyn

American studio The Brooklyn Home Company has designed a Brooklyn townhouse using Passivhaus principles in New York's Carroll Gardens neighbourhood. The Sackett Street townhouse comprises four storeys as well as a rooftop with views of the Manhattan skyline, along with a basement and a drive-in garage. Stairs from an outside decking area lead to a The post The Brooklyn Home Company designs Passivhaus in Brooklyn appeared first on Dezeen.

From living in her sisters' shadows to leading lady: Elizabeth Olsen's life in the spotlight.

In the early 2000s, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen were the most famous teenagers in the world.The now 34-year-old twins, who were born in Los Angeles in 1986, launched to fame when they made their acting debut on American sitcom Full House at just six months old.From 1987, the fraternal twins shared the role of Michelle Tanner for the entire run ... Continued

New rules for classic cars with black and silver number plates

Changes for owners of historic vehicles came into effect on 1 January 2021, restricting the use of black and silver number plates.

Holly Willoughby's most stunning Dancing On Ice gowns

Holly Willoughby's best Dancing On Ice gowns – which is your favourite? See all the pictures of Holly in her best dresses throughout the years from the popular ITV show.

Covid testing before travel to the UK: the key questions and answers

Passengers to England and Scotland by air, sea and rail who arrive after 4am on Monday 18 January will be required to present a negative coronavirus test certificate before they are allowed to travel. They must pay for the test. But what kind of test is needed? And are there any exceptions? These are the essential questions and answers. What is happening – and why? The UK government is seeking to reduce the chances that coronavirus infections...

'We've been waiting, it was always going to come' - Isle of Barra pulls together as Covid-19 arrives

With 160,000 positive cases and nearly 8,000 deaths linked to Covid-19, there’s no doubt that after 10 months the virus has stretched its tendrils into every corner of Scotland.

Queensland premiere Annastacia Palaszczuk attends the Magic Millions

Queensland premiere Annastacia Palaszczuk took some time out from her busy schedule to attend the Magic Millions Race Day 2021 on the Gold Coast on Saturday.

Blind date: ‘I asked if he would sing to me. He refused’

Hannah on Morgan What were you hoping for? I run planet-friendly singles events in my spare time, setting other people up. I thought it was probably time to go on a date myself. First impressions? Friendly, sociable, great smile. What did you talk about? Cats, utilities (including water piping and electricity meters), plants, music, politics and sustainability. Any awkward moments? Takeaways don’t deliver where I am, so I had to watch him eat....

How to tell which relationship type you're in, according to a psychologist

There are five different types of relationship

Cate Blanchett is 'building her own art gallery' at English countryside mansion

Renovations at her East Sussex home have been approved

Bridgerton inspired Drew Barrymore to start online dating again

The Hollywood actress is a superfan of the Netflix show

‘I’m grateful for our intense lockdown split’: what has the pandemic done to our relationships?

Lexi can clearly recall the day she walked around the house looking for traces of her husband, Rob. Returning from her work as a dog groomer that Friday evening, as usual she went to put her shoes away in the drawer under the stairs. But opening it up, she noticed all his shoes were missing. She went to the bedroom and looked at his side of the wardrobe: empty. As she walked from room to room, the shock set in. The house had been picked clean of...

What is reflexology and how does it work?

This ancient Chinese practice is said to relieve pain and stress.

This converted stable on the grounds of a Grade II Jacobean Hall is for sale

Step inside this splendid home...

Best of travel: A food odyssey across the South China Sea

Throughout January we’re remembering better times and sunnier climes by reposting some of our favourite travel stories from the last The post Best of travel: A food odyssey across the South China Sea appeared first on CityAM.

Concrete house extension in Dublin recreates feeling of "being a child under a very robust table"

TOB Architect has added a monolithic extension to a Victorian townhouse in Dublin, Ireland, with exposed concrete interiors that are intended as a protective shell for its inhabitants. Named Hollybrook Road after the street on which it is built, the statement extension was designed for a young family that offered Irish studio TOB Architect an open The post Concrete house extension in Dublin recreates feeling of "being a child under a very robust...

New Pokémon Snap latest trailer announces April release date


Ten contemporary living rooms with calm interiors

We've rounded up 10 living rooms with calm, relaxing interiors, including rooms with soothing colours and natural materials that create a peaceful environment. This is the latest roundup in a series providing visual inspiration for the home. Previous articles in the series showcased peaceful bedrooms, dining rooms in American homes, and kitchens and domestic bathrooms The post Ten contemporary living rooms with calm interiors appeared first on...

20 of the royal family's sweet and unusual nicknames revealed

Find out what endearing nicknames Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, Prince William, Kate Middleton, The Queen and other family members have for each other

Exclusive: Chicago Fire's Adriyan Rae discusses Gianna Mackey in season 9

"You can expect to learn a lot more about Gianna."

All The Marvel Easter Eggs In 'WandaVision' So Far

Did you clock that car license plate?

Host of top names to take part in ‘weird and wonderful’ online NI Science Festival

The NI Science Festival is set to return next month after revealing its seventh annual programme boasting more than 80 online public events.

Rylan Clark-Neal says he'll always hate how he looks because of childhood bullying

Rylan Clark-Neal has opened up about his body confidence issues after suffering childhood bullying, saying “I’ll never be happy with the way I look”. The TV presenter is recognisable to many for his dark hair, beard and tan, but Clark-Neal looked very different in his school days when his hair was still its natural shade of red. However, he told The Sun that cruel bullies had destroyed his confidence with their taunts about his hair, weight and...

The Best Moisturisers on Earth (According to Esquire Editors)

Too cold outside. Too hot inside. Time to level up your moisturiser

Covidiots drove 300 miles from Scotland to Anglesey 'without car insurance' to visit friends

They were stopped by officers from North Wales Police near Amlwch

20 things stay-at-home dads want you to know

Think stay-at-home dads are lazy, would prefer to be “at the office,” or don’t get emotional? Well, you’re wrong. Here, with some help from real dads who mind their kids full-time, we’re busting some myths about this often-misunderstood job.

Meet the mountain rescue dogs saving lives in the Lake District every day

These pups' stories of bravery and instinct are incredible

Lose five pounds in five days like a pro athlete

Have you ever wondered how some professional athletes strategically cut weight in record time so they can compete in a certain weight class? In this gallery, you’ll discover their secrets so you too can lose weight fast. But there’s a twist. Click on to find out more.

Kate Garraway looks incredible in her starry dress in this smiling new snap

Kate Garraway looked beautiful in her star print dress as she presented her Smooth Radio show on Thursday - see the picture of her outfit

Campaigners reject study on smacking children as ‘bunkum’ after NSPCC calls for it to be outlawed in NI

A campaign group has described as “bunk” a new academic study on smacking which has prompted the NSPCC to call for it to be outlawed in Northern Ireland.

Melania Is Celebrating Her “Be Best” Campaign, Even Though It Was The Worst

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Andrew Harnik/AP/Shutterstock (11030657k) First lady Melania Trump stands next to the 2020 Official White House Christmas tree as it is presented on the North Portico of the White House, in Washington Trump, Washington, United States – 23 Nov 2020 Shortly after the violent attack on the U.S. Capitol, her husband’s second impeachment, and reports that she has not reached out to future First Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Melania...

The Return Of The Square Toe Shoe

Python dress shoes, sweat pants and white socks, Martine Rose is reimagining the role of the smart shoe

This new IKEA mirror that’s bang on-trend for 2021... and it's super cheap !

Looking for a lockdown treat? Ikea’s new HINDÅS mirror won’t break the bank, but will give you home an on-trend lift

Kate Middleton rocks retro blazer and chic hair change for new appearance

Kate Middleton looked beautiful as she appeared on a video call with her husband Prince William on Friday night! See her chic retro style blazer and stylish hairstyle

Stacey Solomon confirms new book, and you can pre-order it now

"This is for you."

Barry McGuigan talks about death of his daughter for first time in heartbreaking interview

In a heartbreaking interview on the Late Late Show, former featherweight world champion Barry McGuigan revealed the devastation he and his family feel everyday

Netflix secret codes: How to access hidden films and TV shows on the streaming service

You might think you’ve exhausted everything there is to watch on Netflix. The chances are, though, that there are probably a large quantity of films and TV shows you’ve never come across while searching through the streaming service’s extensive library. Unless you spend hours scrolling through, the titles that are highlighted are based on the previous things you’ve watched or added to your list. But, if you fancy watching something from a genre...

At The End Of The Day: Keeley Hawes

The Bodyguard actress on hating Zoom, loving Gogglebox and going green.

Get set for a life on the tiles: Thick, rustic, handmade - clever choices could add a touch of the exotic to your home

It seems that tiles earn their keep in practical ways in kitchens and bathrooms, while at the same time adding flourishes of colour and exotic rich textures to give any home a greater sense of place.

Vogue Williams transforms daughter Gigi into the cutest little thing - and we love it

Vogue Williams' latest photo of Gigi is sure to melt hearts

How to spot a barn owl

Or, if all else fails, there's a live barn owl webcam

Locked down again: One local family share their experiences

The pandemic has been tough on everyone, not least families. Here Jane McEvoy from Belfast tells HELEN MCGURK how her family of five is navigating these uncertain times

Prince Harry 'heartbroken' by royal rift

Prince Harry is "heartbroken" about his rift with the royal family, according to his friend Tom Bradby.

Coffee, Childcare, Zara... 3 Women Share Their Covid Money Diaries

'I’m nervous about how pricey the bill is going to be - luckily, my date picks up the tab. I hate this feeling, though; I’m really not used to being so financially insecure.'

Kimberley Wyatt 'almost' got kicked out of Pussycat Dolls for acne

Kimberly Wyatt was “almost” kicked out of Pussycat Dolls because she had acne.

Total body workout from Joel Freeman: torch fat and tone you up at home FAST

Get fit with this home total body boxing workout from Beachbody on Demand's Joel Freeman

Can I buy a new car or take mine for a garage service or MoT? Today's new lockdown restrictions explained

Tighter restrictions affecting garages and car showrooms are introduced today as part of the Scottish Government’s latest attempt to reduce spread of Covid-19.

30 Basics you must have in your wardrobe

Holly Willougby's best Dancing On Ice looks - from Disney character to 'underwear' - ahead of new series

The This Morning star will be presenting the show alongside co-star Phillip Schofield for the ITV skating competition